A Night to Remember
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: July 2010
Duration: 5 hours 21 minutes
The "unsinkable" Titanic was four city blocks long, with a French "sidewalk café," private promenade decks, and the latest, most ingenious safety devices ... but only twenty lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers and crew on board.
Gliding through a calm sea, disdainful of all obstacles, the Titanic brushed an iceberg. Two hours and forty minutes later, she upended and sank. Only 705 survivors were picked up from the half-filled boats of "the ship that God Himself couldn't sink."
Walter Lord's classic minute-by-minute re-creation is as vivid now as it was upon first publication more than sixty years ago. From the initial distress flares to the struggles of those left adrift for hours in freezing waters, this audio presentation will bring that moonlit night in 1912 to life for a new generation of readers.
"Devotion, gallantry-Benjamin Guggenheim changing to evening clothes to meet death; Mrs. Isador Straus clinging to her husband, refusing to get in a lifeboat; Arthur Ryerson giving his life belt to his wife's maid-it is a book to remember."-Chicago Tribune